The table below looks at the statistics for Load Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Testing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Testing
Rank 39 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Load Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.35% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £299
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +38.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £10.75
Load Testing
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
244 298 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 85.92% 81.64% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 198 83
Average daily rate £420 £450 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
Average hourly rate £67.50 £18.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.86% -50.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.63 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Load Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Testing across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Load Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Testing across the Oxford region.

Load Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Load Testing
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Load Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Load Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB